McDougall's Great Lakes Whalebacks, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

McDougall's Great Lakes Whalebacks, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

by Neel R. Zoss

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ISBN-13: 9780738551432
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/15/2007
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 848,317
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Neel R. Zoss has researched McDougall's whaleback barges and steamers for many years and has written a number of magazine articles about the boats. The photographs for this book were gathered from libraries, museums, and historical societies throughout the Great Lakes region.

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McDougall's Great Lakes Whalebacks, Wisconsin (Images of America Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this pictorial of the whalebacks. An interesting look on an almost forgotten slice of Great Lakes history.
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ship1 More than 1 year ago
This is a excellent pictorial history of the whalebacks, both steamers and barges, as used on the Great Lakes. The focus, as in all the books in this series, is on the pictures, but the captions give a short and interesting history of each boat shown. The pictures start in the shipyards showing some of them being built and then covers them from the loading docks to sailing to losses. The author has included a short history of Alexander McDougall and his shipyards but there is very little on their design. The photographs are excellently reproduced and the author looks to have found pictures of all those built. There are no line drawings or profiles, just a lot of great pictures. (There are whaleback prints commercially available, and if you want to do your own research, Bowling Green University in Ohio I believe has the records of American Shipbuildng the company that built them).